July 12 Birthday: PABLO NERUDA: POET OF THE PEOPLE

Pablo Neruda, poet, diplomat, politician
July 12, 1904
September 23, 1973


PABLO NERUDA: POET OF THE PEOPLE
(Henry Holt, 2011)

by Monica Brown
illusrated by Julie Paschris

Once there
was a little boy named Neftalí who loved wild things wildly and quiet
things quietly. From the moment he could talk, he surrounded himself
with words. Neftalí discovered the magic between the pages of books.
When he was sixteen, he began publishing his poems as Pablo Neruda.
Pablo wrote poems about the
things he loved—things made by his friends in the café, things found at
the marketplace, and things he saw in nature. He wrote about the people
of Chile and their stories of struggle. Because above all things and
above all words, Pablo Neruda loved people.
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